Join me on an easy hike to see some migrating birds on a little known trail at the San Francisco Wildlife Refuge.
We'll be walking the Coyote Creek Lagoon Trail, a trail hidden behind a business park. The main attraction here will be the migrating birds. A Refuge Naturalist tells me we might see some of the following birds:
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned night heron (out in the tules in the marsh)
We’ll also be walking through what refuge staff call the “Mouse Pasture” which is the home to the rare Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse. This little creature is on the state and federal endangered species list, and is found only in the San Francisco Bay marshes. Much of their habitat has disappeared due to development. They are about the size of your thumb and weigh less than a nickel!
Hats, water, and sunscreen and a snack are strongly recommended. There is no shade on this hike; you’ll be fully exposed to the sun.
This hike is on level ground, and is a 4 mile (total) out and return.
Directions: The south trailhead can be reached by taking the South Fremont Blvd/Cushing Pkwy exit from I-880 in Fremont. Drive south on Fremont Blvd. until it dead-ends.
There is a parking lot on the right next to 48481 Fremont Blvd. Meet in the parking lot.
There are no restroom facilities on this trail.
If the meetup gets full, you can also sign up at EventBrite.
I look forward to seeing you all!